Minor League Schedule: 6/16/11

For a more in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Indianapolis had off yesterday. They resume their schedule in Rochester for a four game series. The VSL Pirates play a doubleheader today. State College starts their schedule tomorrow night on the road in Williamsport. Today is Bradenton’s last game before a three day all-star game break. Lineups for today’s games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Owens starts tonight for Indianapolis

AAA: Indianapolis (33-34) @ Rochester (25-37) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (6-4 4.70)

Game notes: Indianapolis was off last night. They currently sit in 3rd place in their division, 11.5 games behind the 1st place Columbus team which has won 8 straight games.

AA: Altoona (32-32) VS New Britain (34-29) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Kyle McPherson (0-1 4.76)

Game notes: Michael Colla pitched just 4 innings giving up 6 runs on eight hits and three walks but Altoona won 11-10 despite giving up 20 total hits. Jeremy Farrell went 2-4 with a walk and a 3 run double. Matt Curry went 3-5 with his 2nd AA home run. Tony Sanchez and Jordy Mercer each added 2 hits apiece. Donald Veal pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in his 4th game for Altoona.

High-A: Bradenton (27-39) @ Charlotte (29-36) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Brett Lorin (2-4 2.82)

Game notes: Calvin Anderson went 2-4 with his 11th homer and he drove in 2 during their 5-4 loss yesterday. Aaron Baker went 3-5 with a double and his 47th RBI. Evan Chambers and David Rubenstein each added 2 hits apiece. Robbie Grossman was 1-4 and he is now hitting .340 during the month of June.

Low-A: West Virginia (32-33) VS Lakewood (33-32) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Colton Cain (4-5 3.19)

Game notes: Brandon Cumpton threw 5.2 scoreless innings allowing 6 hits,3 walks and he struck out two. Kevin Decker pitched 2.1 scoreless following Cumpton, lowering his ERA to 2.06 over 16 games. Mel Rojas Jr went 2-4 with his 1st homer of the year and his 12th stolen base. Elias Diaz went 2-4 and Daniel Grovatt hit his 18th double, stole his 11th base and picked up his 9th outfield assist.

VSL: VSL Pirates (15-10) VS VSL Reds (13-12) 11:00am DH

Games notes: Starting pitcher Roberto Espinoza pitched 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs on seven hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts. Ulises Montilla went 1-2,with a walk,HBP and 3 runs scored plus an outfield assist. He now has 23 RBI’s. Jose Roman went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. He is now hitting .370 with 20 RBI’s.

DSL: DSL Pirates (9-4) VS DSL Indians (5-9) 10:30am

Game notes: The Pirates played a 13 inning game yesterday losing 7-6. They collected just 6 hits total with Robertson Valdez having the only multi-hit game going 2-5 with a walk. Catcher Jose Ortiz hit a 3 run homer, his 2nd HR of the season. Rinku Singh threw 4 scoreless innings in his 3rd DSL appearance this year.

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